Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Learning About the Haiku

Today I decided, after the fact, to learn a little more about the Haiku. After reading Robert D. Wilson's Defining Haiku at Simply Haiku, I feel I understand it a bit better; although, for me it is not easy. According to their homepage, Simply Haiku, from its inception, has been an English language Japanese short form poetry journal.


Leaves disappear there,     (5)
Underneath the wire chain fence.    (7)
Large, brown brittle mulch for buds.    (7)


Leaves hide,  (2)
Neath wire chain fencing . . .   (5)
For buds. (2)

The first rendering has too many words and too many syllables for a proper English Haiku. The second leaves more room for the reader's interpretation.

January 15, 2013

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